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Friday, May 2, 2008

Tales of Trails and Sewer Lines

Per the Banner-Herald, commissioners are looking into using purchased easements for sewer lines to serve as paths for future multi-use trails, such as the Greenway.

The commission would decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not to buy the trail easements, which would cost more than buying enough land just for a sewer.

The county is spending $4 million to enlarge the 2 1/2 mile Barnett Shoals interceptor line. The line runs from Shadybrook Drive - a residential street near Lexington Road - across Barnett Shoals Road to the sewer treatment plant at College Station Road and the Athens Perimeter, where a trail could connect to a future section of the North Oconee River Greenway.

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